Air Release Valves, sometimes called "small orifice valves," are often installed at a pipeline's highest point to continuously release unwanted air as a means of protecting against unwanted surges and maintaining system efficiency. Automatic air release valves are Industrial Tools positioned where air naturally collects. The information available in Linquip will help you find contacts for companies that offer air release valves for sale, as well as details about their prices and costs.
In pipelines conveying fluid, air release valves are used to vent trapped air. Ideally, air release valves should be located at strategic high points in pipelines where trapped air may accumulate.
Using air release valves protects the pipeline system and maintains its efficiency. They are perfect for venting large amounts of air quickly during filling or startup. Also, during emptying, they allow air to back into the pipeline. This is critical since pipes can collapse due to negative pressure.
For effective, efficient, and safe air control, air release valves need to be sized properly. It is difficult to determine how much accumulated air there is in the system. It is sometimes recommended to use 2% of the operational water flow rate based on the 2% solubility of air in water. To decide what size of valve to select, determine the maximum differential pressure that will be tolerated across the valve orifice, based on the flow required. You can contact Linquip Air Release Valve Experts to learn more about considerations for purchasing an air release valve. You can rely on their guidance to make the right decision.